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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins look a little different than the last time they were at Target Field.
Center fielder Clete Thomas and left fielder Oswaldo Arcia were not on the 25-man roster before the Twins embarked for their six-game road trip last week. But after Minnesota designated Tyler Robertson for assignment on June 3, they recalled Thomas from Triple-A Rochester.
On Monday, Minnesota put center fielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and recalled Arcia. Both Thomas and Arcia were in Tuesday's lineup as they were playing center field and left field and batting eighth and sixth, respectively.
Arcia made his major league debut with the Twins this season and played in 30 games prior to Tuesday. After a hot start in the majors, Arcia cooled off a bit and was sent back to Rochester. Since his demotion, Arcia batted just .218 with nine RBI and 21 strikeouts in 15 games. But with Hicks on the DL, Minnesota needed another outfielder.
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When the Minnesota Twins made Byron Buxton the No. 2 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, they knew they were getting a supremely athletic, toolsy high school outfielder who could play some incredible defense. Buxton also had the added value of being a guy who will likely stick in center field. So far, the kid has lived up to the hype. On Monday night, Buxton made one of the better catches...
Minnesota Twins super prospect Byron Buxton made a fantastic grab last night. Playing for the Twins Class-A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels, Buxton robbed Kane County’s David Bote of a hit in the seventh inning. Keep an eye on the upper right corner of the video.
Buxton was taken number two overall by the Twins in last year’s draft. Twins fans are surely salivating at the thought...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins turned in a handful of nice defensive plays in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia. Shortstop Pedro Florimon led the way with a gem up the middle of the infield for the first out of the game, and outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Clete Thomas followed suit with nice catches of their own.
Yet, while those types of defensive plays are the ones that...
Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton made one of the sickest catches you will see this season. Buxton, the center fielder for the low Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels, made a diving catch on the warning track to rob Kane County’s David Boke of an extra-base hit during the top of the second inning of his [...]
The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, according to Phil Miller of The Star Tribune.
Hicks exited Sunday's game during a rain delay after injuring his hamstring while attempting to leg out an infield base hit. After attempting to test the hamstring and play through the discomfort, the Twins opted to...
Cedar Rapids Kernels center fielder Byron Buxton, second overall selection by the Minnesota Twins in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, showed why with this full extension, dirt pushing...
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Your browser does not support iframes.A pitching change didn't go so smoothly for Ron Gardenhire and the Twins Tuesday.Gardenhire walked out to the mound and called for southpaw Brian Duensing to enter the game. However, nobody in the Twins bullpen could quite see what Gardenhire motioned for, so they sent in right-hander Casey Fien, instead. Whoops!Fien gets all the way to the...
MINNEAPOLIS Clete Thomas' baseball journey has taken a few twists and turns. A former sixth-round pick of the Detroit Tigers after playing his college ball at Auburn, Thomas spent parts of three seasons in the majors with Detroit but was mostly relegated to the minor leagues.
After playing just 145 games with the Tigers in 2008-09 and 2012, Thomas was claimed off waivers by...
Byron Buxton was selected in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins, and this spectacular catch is pretty much the reason why.
Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks exited the nightcap of yesterday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals with a strained left hamstring, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Hicks left the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after a 12-minute rain delay. He suffered the injury while attempting to beat out a soft grounder to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman...
You may remember the Minnesota Twins selecting high school outfielder Byron Buxton with the second-overall pick in th…
For the second time in as many seasons, the Phillies traveled to Target Field for an interleague series against the Minnesota Twins. After a head-scratching series against the Brewers, the team absolutely had to come into this series looking to take at least two out of three. The first Philly...
Justin Morneau hit the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit night and carry the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Jamey Carroll - who had two hits and snapped a 0-for-24 slump - drew a walk to start the eighth off reliever Mike Adams (1-4) and ended up on third after a Joe Mauer single and a fielder's choice.
Going to be flipping between the Twins and the NBA Finals tonight, so might as well write some random stuff while doing those things.
- First off, I know we are all very excited about our little Byron Buxton and the just promoted to double-A Miguel Sano and with good reason. Buxton is hitting .350/.444/.578 with 8 triples, 7 homers, and 26 steals while playing amazing defense...
Clete Thomas had a career-high four hits for Minnesota and came home on a wild pitch for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia to stick the Phillies with their fifth straight loss.
Thomas went 4 for 4 with two RBI doubles. He drove in Oswaldo Arcia both times, including in the eighth when his drive off the tall wall in right field...